The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 71 77 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing RAD 14 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.92% 0.23% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.32% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£420 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1164 928 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.63% 72.33% 70.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 528 241
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region.

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region.

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD.

1 10 (62.50%) VBA
2 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Banking
4 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (12.50%) ETL
8 2 (12.50%) Pega
8 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
8 2 (12.50%) Big Data
8 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
8 2 (12.50%) Analytics
9 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) Time Management
9 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
9 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Excel Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Business Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Excel Developer
4 3 (18.75%) RAD Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Designer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Access Developer
6 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Release Management
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) VBA
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Pega
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Teradata